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Last-Minute Trump Admin Deportations Target Black Immigrants

HeadlineJan 19, 2021

In immigration news, advocates are denouncing the Trump administration’s ongoing deportation of asylum seekers just days before Biden’s inauguration. The Guardian reports there are concerns deportation flights to Africa could depart the U.S. as late as today. Last year, dozens of asylum seekers from Cameroon accused Immigration and Customs Enforcement of torturing them and coercing them into signing their deportation order.

This comes as a 40-year-old man from Saint Martin is scheduled to be deported today to Haiti, even though he has never been to Haiti and has lived in the U.S. since he was 5 years old.

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